Challenged Athletes Foundation

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • People with Disabilities
  • Veterans & Military Families


9591 WAPLES STSAN DIEGO, CA 92121 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) to provide opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. CAF believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self -esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.


The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) is a world leader in helping individuals with physical challenges get involved - and stay involved - in sports. CAF believes that participation in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. Since 1994, more than $48 million has been raised and almost 8,200 funding requests from challenged athletes in all 50 states and dozens of countries have been satisfied. Additionally, CAF’s outreach efforts reach another 60,000 individuals each year. Whether it’s a $2,500 grant for a handcycle, helping underwrite a carbon fiber running foot not covered by insurance, or arranging enthusiastic encouragement from a mentor who has triumphed over a similar challenge, CAF’s mission is clear: give those with the desire to live active, athletic lifestyles every opportunity to compete in the sports they love.


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by Kim T. (November 4, 2013)
This was not only the most organized volunteer opportunity I've been a part of but also the most organized 5k race I've completed. Great experience overall.

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